Max 8’s MC: working with hundreds more audio channels than speakers

In this presentation, Cycling ’74’s CEO and founder David Zicarelli and Content Specialist Tom Hall will introduce us to MC – a new multi-channel audio programming system in Max 8.

MC unlocks immense sonic complexity with simple patching. David and Tom will demonstrate techniques for generating rich and interesting soundscapes that they discovered during MC’s development. The presentation will touch on the psychoacoustics behind our recognition of multiple sources in an audio stream, and will demonstrate how to use these insights in both musical and sound design work. As David explains the ideas behind MC, Tom will open up patches to demonstrate what it can do.


Please note: Space in Studio 1 is strictly limited. Please arrive early to ensure you'll get in.

Date & Location

EastWest Studio 1


David Zicarelli

David Zicarelli

David Zicarelli is the founder and CEO of Cycling ’74 and has been a driving force behind Max – the interactive programming environment – for the past 30 years.

Tom Hall

Tom Hall

Tom Hall is an audio/visual artist and Cycling '74 employee based in Los Angeles.